July 2012

Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary

July 31, 2012

Sometimes the most simple dishes are the best. Crusty on the outside, soft and tender on the inside, roasted red potatoes are irresistible. Put them in the oven and work on the rest of dinner. Once you make these you won’t need the recipe again because it’s so easy. It’s about method: a side dish you will turn to over and over again. Oh, and they taste fantastic. Make extra. Besides being a great side for roast chicken, pork, or that occasional steak, they are great for [...]

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Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry Wine Sauce

July 24, 2012

Dark purple, finger staining, sweet summer blackberries. Everywhere I turned it was blackberries. It’s fun when inspiration hits for a new recipe. With blackberries piled high at the market, a jar of good blackberry jam in the pantry, and a friend who said something about making a blackberry sauce, it all came together.

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Classic Basil Pesto

July 14, 2012

Classic basil pesto instantly transforms ordinary dishes into something delicious and different in a flash. By making it at home you can control and vary the recipe to your taste using top quality ingredients. Pesto is so versatile. Try some of the ideas in my list below.

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Seared Scallops with Vegetables and Pasta

July 9, 2012

Always looking for a way to get more vegetables into our diet and knowing my husband will eat anything with pasta, I created this summery vegetable pasta dish with seared scallops. You could also serve it with chicken or even alone. It’s a dish that takes advantage of abundant summer produce at the market and can be made in short order.

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4th of July Healthy Menu Planner

July 2, 2012

If you are trying to figure out the fireworks of your 4th of July menu and what will make it sparkle for your family and friends –  look no further. Here’s a collection of my favorite easy, healthy recipes and plan-ahead tips that will help you celebrate with a smile.

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How to Choose and Cut a Watermelon

July 2, 2012

Watermelons are the quintessential summer refresher. And since watermelons are more than 90% water, they are hydrating on a hot summer day. Plus watermelons are full of vitamin C, A, potassium, and lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that gives watermelon its red flesh. Mysteries abound about how to choose a good watermelon, so here are my tips to make it easy this summer…and a link to a 4th of July Menu Planner with Recipes!

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